stimulation

noun

stim·​u·​la·​tion ˌstim-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce stimulation (audio)
1
: the act or process of stimulating
2
: the stimulating action of various agents on muscles, nerves, or a sensory end organ by which activity is evoked
especially : the reaction produced in a sensory end organ by a stimulus that initiates a nerve impulse and results in functional activity of an effector (as a muscle or gland)
gastric secretion induced by stimulation of the sense of smell

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“Stimulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/stimulation. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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